Lot 250 - 1983 Mercedes-Benz 500 SL

Lot 250 - 1983 Mercedes-Benz 500 SL

Lot 250 - 1983 Mercedes-Benz 500 SL

Lot Number 250
Registration PYY 866Y
Chassis Number WDB10704522022522
Engine Number 11796312011487
Odometer reading 186,274 miles
Result Sold - £17,070
  • Low ownership
  • Featured in Mercedes Enthusiast Magazine
  • 60,000 miles on current engine

Mercedes-Benz first introduced an SL model in 1954 following an original idea by American importer Max Hoffman who foresaw a market for a car tailored to affluent Americans in the booming post war United States. It has remained in production, in various guises and model years in the seven decades since then making the SL the second longest single series ever produced by the German manufacturer.

This stylish looking Mercedes started life as a 380SL in 1983 when it was purchased from Mayfair Mercedes on Park Lane. The car was used as a daily driver by its first owner for the next fifteen years. Around the year 2011 it was decided to treat this convertible to a bare metal restoration. During this process a 5.0 litre engine was fitted. Only 60,00 mils have been covered with this engine. This The car benefits from the rear seat option, a factory hardtop and featured in a 2012 edition of Mercedes Enthusiast Magazine. Our vendor is only the third owner of this luxurious convertible and tells us that it is a joy to drive. Offered to auction with a V5C UK registration document and a fresh MoT test certificate this Mercedes is realistically estimated given the models current popularity. Consigned by Dominic Lake.


Interested parties should satisfy themselves as to the description and condition of each Lot prior to the sale. Accordingly, buyers are on notice that each vehicle is offered ‘as is/as seen’ subject to the Terms and Conditions for the auction. All registration numbers, engine and chassis details are sourced from registration documents provided to Historics by the client or representative or HPI checks and buyers are to satisfy themselves as to the accuracy of these details. Buyers are advised to inspect the vehicle in person or use a professional to carry out this service. Historics will not entertain disputes over descriptions.

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